Wednesday, August 5, 2015

City Council Candidates Submit Applications

To All COLA LO Members,

With the departure of Councilor Bowerman a number of new candidates are beginning to appear in Lake Oswego.   Several have already submitted their applications before the August 20th deadline.    Among those are Budget Committee Chair Charles Collins, former allied/republic waste representative Ray Phelps.   Its rumored that budget committee member Dave Beckett will also apply for the appointment.  

The Application and specific procedures can be found at:   City Council Appointment.

Will the balance of power on the council  and the mandate of 2012 be overturned?   That is a question many are asking within the community.    Rumor has it that a 3-3 vote stalemate exists on the council right now for any replacement that is perceived to be a "fiscal conservative"  like Councilor Bowerman.  

Only time will tell but it appears that a storm is brewing on the council once again.   Will they replace Councilor Bowerman with a like councilor and honor the vote in 2012 or will they ignore the voters?  

The details will certainly impact the upcoming election in 2016 where the Mayor and 3 City councilors are up for re-election.    Stay tuned for the outcome.

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

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